12 months
7795 USD/year
7795 USD/year
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Medical Physics from The University of the West Indies is the first post-graduate degree programme of its kind in the Caribbean and is geared toward graduates of the physical and engineering sciences who wish to specialise in clinical sciences, health physics or biomedical equipment industry. 


Medical Physics from The University of the West Indies aims to produce Qualified Medical Physicists, as defined by the AAPM, who are competent to practice independently in various subfields of Medical and Health Physics such as Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiological Physics, Nuclear Medicine, Medical, Environmental and Industrial Health Physics.


The programme is intended to prepare students for productive careers as medical and health physicists and is designed based on the requirements recommended by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Diagnostic radiology: physics and equipment 
  • Radiation therapy: physics and equipment 
  • Nuclear medicine: physics equipment and applications 
  • Non-ionization radiation: physics equipment and applications 
  • Environmental and industrial health physics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Science, Engineering or Medicine degree with a minimal cumulative GPA of 2.0 (Lower Second Class Honours) from a university of recognized standing. Candidates who do not meet these criteria, but who have sufficient professional experience in a relevant area may also be admitted under special circumstances. All successful applicants for the MSc in Medical Physics will be interviewed by the Selection Committee to assess their background in physics and science. 
  • Original Copies of your Supporting Documents
  • Official Transcript

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7795 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7795 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    7795 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7795 USD for the full programme during 12 months.



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